Leopold returns to Calgary
Jordan Leopold is a Calgary Flame. Again.
The Colorado Avalanche dealt the 28-year-old defenceman to the Flames for a second-round draft pick, defenceman Lawrence Nycholat and prospect Ryan Wilson from the OHL's Sarnia Sting.
Leopold started his career in Calgary in 2002-03 and spent three seasons with the club before moving to Colorado. His best year as a Flame came in 2004-05 when he played all 82 games, tallied 33 points and was plus-8.
He has spent the last three seasons with the Avs. During his six years in the NHL, he has 28 goals, 77 assists and 156 penalty minutes.
Leopold is earning $1.9 million this season and will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Nycholat has one assist in 14 games this season. He was picked up on waivers by the Flames a day earlier.
With files from The Canadian Press